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Blood Christmas

** A trauma on Xmas eve, 24/12/2010, late night.**


Christmas bliss! Christmas bliss!!
Bliss turned sour, sour turned blood.
Blood wrought cry, the cry for the brutally
As soon as mid night surfaced, every one's loins leaped,
Helpless innocents wept,
For another crisis was born...
Gun shots vexed into straying helpless,
Dispatching for their lives....
Matchets wounds, went deep-deeper
Like pot holes.
Blood splashed like rain drops
Oh! no when will Jos crisis end?
Who will be the rescue?
Someone give me a clue? 
We woke up to find dead mass,
Today being Christmas,
Shattered by bomb blast,
Where will these lead to at last?
Marauding fanatics... so mindful 
Of blood.
Blood Christmas! blood Christmas!!...
Beware... and watch your back!
Or you you'll be caught unaware in the midst
Of the bliss turned sour...


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  1. Date: 1/3/2011 9:29:00 AM
    What a terrible event to occur on Christmas, Charles. It is supposed to be a day of peace and joy. I hope this is not based on your own experience, but you wrote so vividly of it that I think it may have been true. Much love and blessings for the new year, "mum"

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 3:27:00 AM
    Terrorism brings the dreaded tomb of death and torment. God help us all. I am sorry about the recent tragic terrorist acts in Africa. It is a world wide problem. We must join hands in our quest to bring about a peaceful, tolerant, and unified that cherishes the similarities among men and relegions. One that accepts the differences among men as God given....and God created. May 2011 be a better year for us all. God bless you, Charles. This poem is a poem of truth and sadness.

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    Date: 8/10/2014 5:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank U so much Dane, may God bless U too.
  1. Date: 12/29/2010 9:12:00 AM
    Charles, I can't say that I enjoyed this as it is a reminder of unpleasant times for me. Yet, it is well-written and the images tell the story effectively. Thanks to Phyliss for her tribute to you. That's how I discovered another gifted poet! I pray that peace will come one day for all of Africa. Best wishes for a happy New Year!

  1. Date: 12/28/2010 3:16:00 PM
    So sorry with so much unrest in your country. They struck on the christian holiday and that is sad. To kill so many at Christmas time when we should be thinking peace. LET there be peace on earth. A very moving write Charley and one that needs to be told. mom

  1. Date: 12/28/2010 9:46:00 AM
    Very deep,if only we give peace a chance. .d

  1. Date: 12/28/2010 9:23:00 AM
    Very touchy and moving write you have penned, Charles